Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Winter's Tale

Awaiting Spring

When Mr. Summer woke up that early December morning he knew that it had happened again. All he could hear was the silence. That typical winter silence that arrives with the first snow. Still in bed he decided that enough was enough. After a shower and breakfast Mr. Summer quickly packed a suitcase, while talking to someone on the phone. Half an hour later the surprised neighbours noticed a man dressed in shorts and a colorful Hawaiian shirt jump into a waiting cab. It took the neighbourhood a few days to figure out what had happened, but when the mailman delivered a bunch of postcards one morning everything was explained. The message on all the cards where identical.

Gone for the winter, will be back in time for spring. Car keys under the doormat in case you need to borrow the Mercedes,

Cheers Mr. Summer.

18 comments:

Jacob said...

Very funny, Steffe! Methinks you're looking for not "A Winter's Tale" but the tail end of winter!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful tale! I am still laughing.

Kate said...

Pack your bags and join Summer!

Olivier said...

J'aime bien la protection de la poignée de la voiture ;) chacun sa petite astuce

Bob Crowe said...

It looks like a bad start to the day for the owner of the Mercedes. We are far enough south - about on the same parallel as Washington, Madrid and Rome - that we see this only occasionally.

Don and Krise said...

Boy, is there any sign of it letting up there? That's quite a pile of snow there. What's that tucked in the door handle?

Renee said...

I got an email today, and Miss Spring is on her way home...

Amy said...

Bet you're hanging out for spring!

Gunn said...

He has probably gone together with the owner of the yellow cab....

VP said...

The only alternative to hibernation is migration...

Bloggin in PA said...

Funny story! Looks like whoevers car this is recieved a parking ticket though :-(

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I like your blog but it is too cold for me in Sweden. I backtracked to you from Battleboro. Your comments add a lot to your photos. I will be back.

Clueless in Boston said...

If that's true it's pretty funny. I'm sure we've all felt like that, especially as we get older. I know that to be true in my case. I'll need to buy a Hawaiian shirt first though.

Scylla said...

:)
Ringvägen?

Teresa Bitler said...

I agree with Bob...It's the start of a bad day for the Mercedes owner. Looks like he's been gone a whie though.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh that is funny - is it wishful thinking?

A photo that tells a story, and a story to go along with it! Nice.

Steffe said...

Glad yo enjoyed my short story. The red note on the car means that it is likely to be towed away, and believe it or not, as I walked by there yesterday (Ringvägen it is Scylla), it was gone! And yesterday afternoon a bad winter storm hit Sweden with many accidents all over the country. I had to shovel my way down to the mailbox this morning to get the paper, but obviously because of the weather there was no morning paper in the mail box.

Lois said...

Very cute!